June 1, 2020
Filed by
Kathleen Zellner

Kathleen has filed a motion to extend the time she has to file her reply to the state's response and to increase the word limit.

Note from Tracie Strunsee: 

For those wondering why KZ needs to request to enlarge the word count for Steve's reply brief, it's because state statute governs how long all Court of Appeals briefs can be. The appellant and respondent briefs can only be 50 pages long or 11,000 words. Both KZ and the State requested an extension to 35,000 words.

The reply brief is allowed to be 13 pages or 3,000 words. KZ has probably asked for an extension to 40-50 pages.

The Court of Appeals will usually approve the extension as long as it's within reason. They denied KZ's request for 41,000 words, but granted it for 35,000 words. For a reply brief, they probably won't allow an extension to more than 11,000 words.

Decision made by Court of Appeals
June 4, 2020

The motion to enlarge the appellant's reply brief to 9,000 words is granted.

The new deadline for Kathleen to file the the reply brief is extended to June 25, 2020.

See WIS. STAT. RULE 809.82(2)(a).